Registration for 2020/2021 is complete.  Please email for an invite to a meet and greet and to be placed on the waitlist for 2021/2022!

Arcadian (Adj.)  "idealized country life"; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"


At Arcadian Day School, we are intent on embodying the Arcadian way of life by incorporating a garden-based theme and creating a calm, peaceful, and aesthetically pleasing place for your children to learn and grow with respect to mind, heart, and body. Our natural, organic focus with garden spaces, fruit trees, chickens and a pet bunny to tend allows children opportunities to take part in the nurturing activities of life.  We build upon this innate desire to nurture a healthy, loving relationship within our self, our classroom, and beyond.  To learn more, please see our vision, mission, and philosophy of care under About Us!


Our early childhood program includes a multi-age preschool class for children who are 3 to 6 years old.  Class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Full and part-time options are available ( two days a week, three days a week,  or five days per week.) In addition, family classes are held quarterly to offer opportunities for our families to get to know each other even better.


(All children must be fully potty-trained prior to beginning preschool.  No diapers or pull-ups.)




Welcome to the Arcadian Day School. We welcome you as a family to our school community and look forward to a strong partnership with you.


We are so excited to have our preschool in central Phoenix.  We are conveniently located between Arcadia and the Biltmore, just south of the Camelback Corridor.  


Arcadian Day School is a small, private preschool in a warm, homelike environment. Our teachers have extensive training and experience in education and human development. See more about them on About Us


We encourage you to browse our website, call, or email to schedule a visit.  We hope it will be the beginning of a rich and rewarding relationship for your whole family.

For more frequently updated photos and glimpses into our work, please see our Facebook page, Arcadian Day School.



Sept 24

ADS family meet up at Burton Barr library at 10 am in the children's section!  Please bring a photo id and proof of residency to establish a library card if you'd like for yourself or your child.


3210 E. Weldon Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85018  

​Tel: 602-688-1748​


October 16, 2015

We are proud to annouce that we passed our licensing inspection with flying colors!  We look forward to continuing our preparation work for our first class of students!

November 5, 2015

Our winter garden is in!  We are so excited for the children to help us maintain, harvest, and eat from our very own, organic vegetable and herb garden!

November 29, 2015

We have joined the Natural Start Alliance!  This alliance is a network dedicated to helping young children experience and care for nature.  

December 1, 2015

We have achieved licensure thru the Arizona Department of Human Services.

January 15, 2016

To accomodate the children we serve, we are a nut-free school.  We do offer gluten-free and dairy-free options for lunch and snack.

June 27, 2016

Another great licensing inspection!  Yay!

August 8, 2016

Welcome back for our 2016-2017 school year!  We are full this year and look forward to a wonderful year together.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sept 24

32nd St. and E. Weldon Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85018  

​Tel: 602-688-1748​